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French Bread

Easy French Bread


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cups bread flour I have used AP flour and it comes out great
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast


  1. Dissolve sugar in water (115 degrees) add yeast and let proof for 10 minutes until foamy.
  2. With a dough hook, mix in flour and salt until dough pulls away from the sides of the mixer bowl and is no longer sticky.
  3. Place dough into a greased bowl, cover and let rise for about 30 minutes or until double in volume.
  4. Turn dough out onto a floured surface, pat down and shape into to loaves. Cover and let rise again for another 30-40 minutes.
  5. Score decorative lines (optional) and bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!